Adam Storke | Biography

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  • Full Name Adam Storke
  • Occupation Actor
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace New York, USA
  • Birth Date Aug 18, 1962
  • Age 61 Years, 11 Months
Cast of the movie 'Mystic Pizza,' and miniseries 'The Stand'

Adam Storke | Biography

Adam's mother Angela Thornton was a British actress, while his father, William F. Storke was the Vice-President of NBC

'The Stand' is the 1994 four-part post-apocalyptic horror television miniseries adapted from Stephen King’s 1978 novel of the same name. The miniseries premiered on ABC from 8 to 11 May 1994. Storke portrayed the role of the self-centered rock musician Larry Underwood in the series.

Adam Storke is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Charlie in the 1988 film ‘Mystic Pizza.’

Who is Adam Storke?

Adam Storke is an actor. He is known for his roles in the films such as Mystic Pizza (1988), Highway to Hell (1991), and Death Becomes Her (1992). 

In addition to films, he is also known for featuring in some of the notable television miniseries like The Phantom of the Opera (1990), The Stand (1994), and Rough Riders (1997).

He has guest-starred in many television series, including Miami Vice (1990), L.A. Law (1990), Tales from the Crypt (1994), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2003), and Westworld (2018).

Age and Education

Adam J. Storke was born on 18 August 1962 in New York City, New York. He turned 59 in August 2021.

Storke attended Union College in Schenectady, New York.


Storke was born to Angela Thornton and William F. Storke. Both his parents had died. His mother was a British stage actress known for her appearances in Broadway and television shows with actors like Noel Coward, Richard Burton, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and Ray Milland. His father was a former vice president of NBC and also a famous producer of television dramas. 

Career Beginning

Storke began his acting career, appearing in the role of John in the television drama movie Too Far to Go that aired on NBC on 12 March 1979. He then appeared in the role of Andrew Ryder in the romantic drama television series Search for Tomorrow in 1985. Two years later, Storke appeared as Justin Amberville in the television miniseries I’ll Take Manhattan. In 1987, he also appeared in television movies A Special Friendship as Tom Gadsden and A Gathering of Old Men as Gil. 

Films and Television Movies

Adam Storke debuted on-screen with the 1988 movie, Mystic Pizza. His second film role came in 1991 when he appeared in the role of Royce in the horror-comedy film Highway to Hell, alongside Chad Lowe. In 1992, he appeared in the television movies In My Daughter’s Name as Peter Lipton and Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride as Gary Hawkes. The same year, he landed a significant role in the satirical black comedy film Death Becomes Her. He played the secondary character Dakota in the film directed by Robert Zemeckis.

He then appeared as Kane in the 1993 television movie Lifepod. The following year, he appeared as Juan Wayne Babbitt in the television movie Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women. In 1995, he played in television movies such as Escape from Terror: The Teresa Stamper Story as Paul Stamper and A Mother’s Gift as Ed Matthews. He then appeared as Seth in the 2002 television movie Roughing It. The same year, he played Dale Hammett in the television movie Johnson County War

In 2010, he portrayed the role of Stephen Pelletier in Adrian Peng Correia’s short film The Paper Doll. In two years, he played Lewis in Stephen Marro’s 2012 action comedy-drama film Broadway’s Finest.

‘Mystic Pizza’

Adam Storke landed a breakout role in the 1988 romantic comedy-drama film Mystic Pizza, directed by Donald Petrie. He played the role of Charlie, a rich boyfriend of Daisy (played by Julia Roberts). 

About his character Charlie, he is a preppy kid who gets but later loses Daisy. 

Recalling the time of playing in the Mystic Pizza, Storke told in an interview with EW in October 2013 about his struggle to make his hair for the movie. “Hair was a big deal on this movie. I had to dye my hair white and then put a rinse in it every day. Julia’s hair was big one day and small the next. I think [the filmmakers] had a hard time focusing on exactly what they wanted,” Storke said. 

The film follows the lives and love interests of three teenage girls, Daisy Araujo, her sister Kat (played by Annabeth Gish), and their friend Jojo (played by Lili Taylor), working at the pizza parlor at Mystic, Connecticut.

Television Series and Miniseries

In 1990, Storke made a guest appearance in the role of Ray Mundy in one episode titled ‘Leap of Faith’ of the action crime drama series Miami Vice. The same year, he portrayed the role of Count Philippe de Chagny in the musical mystery drama television miniseries The Phantom of the Opera, based on Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel of the same name. That year, he also made a guest appearance in the role of Dan Rammel in an episode titled ‘New Kidney on the Block’ of the legal drama television series L.A. Law

In 1994, he guest-starred in the role of Ray Wells in an episode titled ‘Surprise Party’ of the television series Tales from the Crypt. In 1996, he made a guest appearance as Gs McClain in one episode titled ‘Unaired Pilot’ of the television series Two.

The following year, he portrayed the role of Stephen Crane in the ‘Primetime Emmy Award’-winning television miniseries Rough Riders. In 1998, he starred in the role of Tom Daniels in the television series Prey, created by William Schmidt. 

In the 2000s, he guest-starred in television series such as The Invisible Man (2001), Crossing Jordan (2003), American Dreams (2002,2003), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2003), and New Amsterdam (2008). He also appeared in a recurring role of Captain Jonathan Baron in seven out of 13 episodes of the action war drama series Over There in 2005. After several years of gap, he guest-starred in the role of a sophisticated man in one episode titled ‘Journey into Night’ of the sci-fi mystery drama series Westworld in 2018.

‘The Stand’

The Stand is the 1994 four-part post-apocalyptic horror television miniseries adapted from Stephen King’s 1978 novel of the same name. The miniseries premiered on ABC from 8 to 11 May 1994. 

In The Stand, Storke portrayed the role of the self-centered rock musician Larry Underwood. According to the Den of Geek website, the role he played as Larry was less impressive but an improving one. The website described Larry as a crucial character in the miniseries. “It’s his ability to evolve from a selfish narcissist to a leader willing to sacrifice himself that is key to the triumph of good over evil,” the website noted.

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